Top 5: Oscar Meltdowns

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Aren’t you excited? It’s nearly Oscar night! But who cares about the tuxes, the frocks, or who wins? It’s all about the chance that some of the most famous people in the world might go absolutely mental. Out of pure schadenfreude, The Tab invites you to celebrate some of the most hysterical reactions known to man, this side of the cast of an ADC mainshow dealing with receiving anything less than five stars.

Gwyneth Paltrow

The legend. “I (gasp) would (gasp) like (gasp) to thank (gasp) my agent.” Her mother’s face at 3.15: like someone thinking, ‘My God, what have I created…’


Sally Field

“You like me! You really like me!” Everyone can be a little insecure sometimes. We all doubt ourselves, and then a reassuring compliment sets us right. But if you find yourself literally convulsing with paroxysms of gratitude, maybe you’re getting a little desperate…


Roberto Benigni

There’s an organisation in the States called the Joint Civic Committee of Italian-Americans, which campaigns against the stereotyping of Italians in American Film and TV. Watch as their work is joyfully undone. Life is indeed beautiful.


Michael Moore

Like the lamest Union floor speech ever. He starts inventing words (‘fictition…’), and then gets banged off. And he forgot his name and college.


James Cameron

Insufferably, unbearably pleased with himself. When his name is announced he appears to undergo a petit mort. He high fives Arnie and gropes Kate Winslet. And the clip ends with, hands down, the cringiest moment in Oscar history – and that’s saying something.